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Fall 2012

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SPE103 - Introduction to Oral Interpretation
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops critical reading skills through public performances of literary works. Primary instructional strategies include lectures on theory and demonstrations by the instructor, practice and performance by the student with group evaluation.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

A. Improve critical reading skills and develop poise in front of a group by having performed a minimum of five oral readings from various genres of literature.
B. Be able to analyze literary works by applying critical standards based on current literary theory discussed in chapter readings and during classroom lectures. Students will also demonstrate further competency by scoring a grade of 70% or higher on two Unit Quizzes.
C.*Improve basic oral communication skills and achieve vocal
expressiveness by having performed literary works before an audience. This objective will be particularly accomplished through Children's Literature readings where students will demonstrate such skills by scoring a grade of "C" or higher as determined by a grading rubric.
D. Appreciate the ensemble nature of group work by having applied chapter and lecture discussions to research activities that included arranging literature for a script that they performed as a final, class project and that included peer critiques.

*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit a formal analysis to indicate that 70% of the students scored a grade of "C" or higher.

Content Outline:
I. COURSE OVERVIEW
Choosing a selection/Analyzing a selection

II. VOICE and BODY

III. INTERPRETATION OF POETRY

IV. INTERPRETATION OF PROSE

V. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

VI. SOLO PERFORMANCE IN DRAMA

VII. GROUP PERFORMANCE



Effective Term: Fall 2003